Monday, February 25, 2013

Week Fifty Eight

Crafting progress this week!

I finished the back piece of my Flo cardigan and started a sleeve. I started with the cuff and then knit up the sleeve. The pattern proposes that the cuff is picked up from the cast on edge and knit at the end.

I decided on the blue kidsilk haze to go with the ink pashmina.
Here is how it looks. I am very happy with the yarn combination.

I also knit a little more on my son's sweater. I finished the body and picked up and knit the raglan button band. Then sewed on the buttons. I just have to knit the sleeves down to the cuffs now.

I made a dress. This is a length of Ponti knit fabric. I bought it from Tessuti sometime last year. I'm trying hard to make 2013 be the year I shrink both my fabric and yarn stash. 
(And resist online shopping!)

I'm not completely happy with this dress. It looks great on the dress form, but the print hits my hips at the wrong height. I don't think its as flattering as it could be. 
I cut this dress slimmer than my previous versions because the fabric is so stretchy. That was a successful modification, so I will be using it as a guide for more dresses in future.

And even though this is a sleeveless dress, the style works well with a cardigan over the top when Autumn starts in earnest. Today (with cold airconditioning) I wore it with a fine knit black cardigan and black ballet flats.
The pattern is Vogue V8319, (out of print).

This is unlined and all the seams and hems are topstitched.

Finally in the spirit of stash clearing. I used this short length of fabric (synthetic?) to make up an extra cushion for the family room.
Its not particularly distinctive. Just a basic greyish brown but practical for the kids.

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